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LIN 315 – Intensional Semantics
Maribel Romero, Dr. phil., Professorin

Course Description:

This advanced seminar studies natural language constructions that involve quantification over possible worlds, including modal auxiliaries (e.g. must, can, should), attitude verbs (e.g think, want) and conditional clauses. We will investigate the meaning components that underlie these intensional constructions, both at the level of the lexical items and of the inflectional morphology involved. Special attention will be paid to de re and de dicto ambiguities, transparent and opaque readings, de se interpretations, shifting readings of certain indexicals, mood choice, licensing of Negative Polatiry Items, and the relation between epistemic modals and evidentials.

Time and room: Tuesdays 10-11:30h in G307

Syllabus and course materials are available on Ilias

Zuletzt gešndert am 28.10.2013.